Thursday, May 23, 2024

2024 Global Youth Summit in SM malls nationwide highlighting the 17 UN SDGs

2024 Global Youth Summit in SM malls nationwide highlighting the 17 UN SDGs

The Global Youth Summit, held annually by SM Cares and Global Peace Foundation (GPF) to inspire the youth to become catalysts for change, is set to return this year with its biggest iteration yet, as it will be hosted in 17 different locations across the country with its kick-off event to be held in SM City Iloilo Southpoint in Iloilo City on May 25, 2024.

The GYS is an annual event that provides the youth with an avenue where they can share their ideas and work together to create long-term and sustainable solutions to the most pressing problems and challenges affecting them today.

This year, SM Cares and GPF will be holding the GYS in 17 key locations nationwide, with each location representing each of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Elevating the excitement of this inaugural event, the GYS will feature a captivating performance by P-POP boy group Alamat, promising to set the stage for an unforgettable start to the summit's proceedings.

The GYS is one of SM Cares' numerous Programs on Children and Youth, supporting all 17 UN SDGs. Others include The Book Nook, a free library and community hub where parents and children can bond over books, workshops and activities; and supporting UNICEF’s Programs for Education of Children.

Every year, thousands of students and youth leaders from all over the country and even from overseas join the GYS to be part of numerous activities, seminars, and workshops designed to educate and empower them, explores a wide range of topics including technology, sustainable development, health, education, economic growth, and public policy.

To ensure that each event offers the best experience for the attendees, GYS invites experts and key opinion leaders from the private and public sectors and the academe, sharing their knowledge to inspire the youth into action.

Aside from its Programs on Children and Youth, SM Cares also has programs on the environment, women and breastfeeding mothers, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities.

Registration for #GYS2024 became easier using SM Malls Online. Youth Leaders can search via app or by clicking this link:

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